Poll: Time to Guess the Next "Bannee"!

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Mister Scratch
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Poll: Time to Guess the Next "Bannee"!

Post by Mister Scratch »

The Dude's recent suspension (which has left me reeling, and surely spells imminent doom for the fittingly named MADboard) made me think that it was high time for another poll.

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Post by Fortigurn »

I'm amazed Mighty Curelom is still around. I'm voting for him.

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Post by CaliforniaKid »

You forgot to include The Dude in your poll. He is suspended, but not banned yet.

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Post by Fortigurn »

Good point. He would probably be next.

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Post by Sethbag »

Don Bradley's posts are hard-hitting but polite in tone. It would be difficult to ban him. Mighty Curelom might well be on some thin ice. I haven't seen enough Tarski lately to think he might push their buttons enough to get himself banned.

Barak Ale got in some kinda trouble over that alleged missionary apartment thread, so it wouldn't surprise me too terribly if something happened there.

I agree, The Dude should have been on the poll. And I probably would have voted for him. I wouldn't have thought so until the last day or so, but his suspension kinda jolted me out of that.

I personally just haven't had that much desire to post on that board lately. The fire is mostly out of me. For one, the repressive atmosphere against critics "in defense" of the TBMs is wearying, and also I'm just too sick of, if you'll excuse the French, the apologist b***s***. Same s***, different day. We've seen it over and over and over, and I've finally just lost my desire to post something, only to have Charity just bear her testimony and say I don't have the Spirit or whatever, Hammer to act like the moron he is, etc. I think the whole Martha Brotherton and Fanny Alger threads kicked the last legs out from under my desire to post. The sheer frustration level of dealing with people who will still claim that Joseph Smith must have been "sealed" to Fanny Alger, and therefore the sex he was having with her in the barn when Emma caught them and kicked Fanny out of the house must have been A-OK in the sight of the Lord. Nevermind that familysearch.org doesn't list her as one of Joseph Smith's wives, the sealing power itself is only claimed by the church to have been restored from 1 to 3 years after the Fanny incident, and the whole Fanny episode seems to look exactly like one would expect it to look if a charismatic religious leader broke down and screwed the 16-year old girl living in his house, and got caught by his wife. And yet they'll just say hey we don't know all the facts, the jury's still out, and bear their testimonies.

I realize I shouldn't get frustrated, and just consider it entertainment, but I don't even find it all that amusing anymore. To see the way so many of the TBMs there will twist and turn and squirm and do literally anything they need to do to continue believing in Joseph Smith as the man who "communed with Jehovah" and was God's mouthpiece on earth, is just disheartening. I almost lose my faith in humanity sometimes, seeing the consequences of people subjugating their will and their reason, and their power of rational thought, to an idea perpetrated on them by a fraud.

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Post by moksha »

To see the way so many of the TBMs there will twist and turn and squirm and do literally anything they need to do to continue believing in Joseph Smith as the man who "communed with Jehovah" and was God's mouthpiece on earth, is just disheartening.

Why disheartening? Isn't it their right to believe as they will? No need to get yourself worked up about it. Just relax and flow with the current.

I would like to reiterate my request to the MAD mods, that they inform all the banished posters about the alternative of this forum, so that they do not have to suffer cold turkey withdrawals from lack of posting.
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Post by Mister Scratch »

Sethbag wrote:Don Bradley's posts are hard-hitting but polite in tone. It would be difficult to ban him. Mighty Curelom might well be on some thin ice. I haven't seen enough Tarski lately to think he might push their buttons enough to get himself banned.

Barak Ale got in some kinda trouble over that alleged missionary apartment thread, so it wouldn't surprise me too terribly if something happened there.

I agree, The Dude should have been on the poll. And I probably would have voted for him. I wouldn't have thought so until the last day or so, but his suspension kinda jolted me out of that.


Well, as always, write-in answers are heartily welcomed! Also: Don Bradley was given a significant slap on the wrist by the fittingly named MADmods, and in fact was lumped in with Dude-level offenses, apparently.

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In the Global Warming thread, DonBradley responded to the opening post with something like: "Avatar4321, whatever you do with your life, please don't vote or have children." That's what got him in hot water.

Don goes through cycles. He'll get pissed off at some of the more idiotic MAD posters, loose his temper (an awesome and funny sight, because he's so exceptionally quick witted), go into self-imposed exile, and then return in 2-4 months with renewed scholarly detachment. I see him leaving soon, before the MAD mods can suspend or ban him.

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Post by Bond...James Bond »

Should we start getting the list together for the next mass purging?
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Post by Jersey Girl »

I'm not following MAD enough to know who is who. So, what if all on the list are banned...how many "others" are there left on there?

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Post by Bond...James Bond »

Jersey Girl wrote:how many "others" are there left on there?

Jersey Girl


Not many. Probably no more than 20 or so critics are left
"Whatever appears to be against the Book of Mormon is going to be overturned at some time in the future. So we can be pretty open minded."-charity 3/7/07

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Does it really matter people?
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Post by Sethbag »

The Dude wrote:In the Global Warming thread, DonBradley responded to the opening post with something like: "Avatar4321, whatever you do with your life, please don't vote or have children." That's what got him in hot water.

Don goes through cycles. He'll get pissed off at some of the more idiotic MAD posters, loose his temper (an awesome and funny sight, because he's so exceptionally quick witted), go into self-imposed exile, and then return in 2-4 months with renewed scholarly detachment. I see him leaving soon, before the MAD mods can suspend or ban him.


Oops. It appears he's been suspended.

http://www.mormonapologetics.org/index. ... opic=22532

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Post by Mary »

Oh dear.
Don Bradley's posts are absolutely excellent. I shall miss his posts.
The mods at Mad do seem to be going a bit overboard at the moment,
there won't be anyone left to debate with, particularly at a scholarly level,
which is what Don (and others) provide.

Pity.

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Southern Redneck wrote:Does it really matter people?



Those are my thoughts...Obviously it does...We spend more time here talking about them then they do talking about us that soon we will become them if we have not already....
When I wake up I will be hungry....but this feels so good right now aaahhhhhh........

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Post by Jersey Girl »

Southern Redneck wrote:Does it really matter people?


No, it doesn't really matter. I think it's become a kind of curiosity, like a sheep with two heads.

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Post by Southern Redneck »

Jersey Girl wrote:
Southern Redneck wrote:Does it really matter people?


No, it doesn't really matter. I think it's become a kind of curiosity, like a sheep with two heads.

Jersey Girl


Well said.
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OUT OF MY MISERY wrote: We spend more time here talking about them then they do talking about us....

That is because we have the freedom to do so. Over at MAD, they are limited to a certain number of proscribed topics. We need to count our blessings one by one over here.

...that soon we will become them if we have not already...

Have you been watching late night science fiction, specifically, the one where people wake up to find an empty pod at the side of their bed?
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Post by Mister Scratch »

OUT OF MY MISERY wrote:
Southern Redneck wrote:Does it really matter people?



Those are my thoughts...Obviously it does...We spend more time here talking about them then they do talking about us that soon we will become them if we have not already....


Hey Misery---Whatever became of Cowpie? Has s/he been reincarnated over on the fittingly named MADboard?

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Post by OUT OF MY MISERY »

I wish I knew where Cowpie went. I do not spend time watching MAD like you all do, maybe Cowpie will show her/himself to us soon. I liked Cowpie actually.
I am thinking though that Cowpie would have been banned by now. She/he was fiesty.
When I wake up I will be hungry....but this feels so good right now aaahhhhhh........

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Post by Mister Scratch »

OUT OF MY MISERY wrote:I wish I knew where Cowpie went. I do not spend time watching MAD like you all do, maybe Cowpie will show her/himself to us soon. I liked Cowpie actually.
I am thinking though that Cowpie would have been banned by now. She/he was fiesty.


I can remember the days, Misery, when you used to post long threads from FAIR/MAD, including some really juicy material. I sort of miss those days....

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